Sarah Jane Fox

2 April 1872–1953 (Age 80)
Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Fox was born on 2 April 1872, in Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Mark Freeman Fox, was 28 and her mother, Maria Jane Cronkhite, was 27. She married Ferdinand Havelock Stairs on 30 September 1891. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1872 and York, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. She died in 1953, at the age of 81, and was buried in Otis, Dumfries, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Ferdinand Havelock Stairs
Sarah Jane Fox
Marriage: 30 September 1891
Pearl Aldora Stairs
Melton Havelock Stairs
Fannie Reba Stairs

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    Ferdinand Havelock Stairs



30 September 1891


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World Events (3)

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 8

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.
1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 29

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 65

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Fox in household of Freeman Fox, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Stairs in household of Israel S Stairs, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Sarah Jane Fox in entry for Melton Havelock Stairs and Florence Mary Hefler, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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